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illicit

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Definition contrary to law or accepted morality — especially sexual morality
  • illicit drugs
  • illicit trade
  • Young Jose Trevino was the product of an illicit love affair between the elder Jose Trevino and a beautiful Negress.
    Laura Esquivel  --  Like Water for Chocolate
  • illicit = contrary to law or accepted morality
  • For this to succeed, Tita must agree to give up having an illicit child.
    Laura Esquivel  --  Like Water for Chocolate
  • illicit = contrary to law or accepted morality
  • Or didn't you have an illicit child?
    Laura Esquivel  --  Like Water for Chocolate
  • illicit = contrary to law or accepted morality
  • I never deliberately learned to read, but somehow I had been wallowing illicitly in the daily papers.
    Harper Lee  --  To Kill a Mockingbird
  • illicitly = in violation of what is normal
  • It seemed an illicit way of arriving at information, and even had a vague analogy with listening at a key-hole.
    James, Henry  --  The American
  • Segregation is the adultery of an illicit intercourse between injustice and immorality.
    Martin Luther King Jr.
  • He felt the illicit pleasure of a schoolboy playing truant.
    London, Jack  --  Burning Daylight
  • And there were three broad categories: those who were ignorant, those who disapproved, and those who would be hampered in an illicit life-style.
    Roger Zelazny  --  My Name is Legion
  • Unorthodox cooking, illicit cooking.
    Aldous Huxley  --  Brave New World
  • One may be the victim of an internal conflict between two illicit moods, yet nevertheless, as the law and the church see it, guilty of sin and crime.
    Theodore Dreiser  --  An American Tragedy
  • He got them both Cokes and looked at the couch to see if it looked illicit.
    Rainbow Rowell  --  Eleanor & Park
  • "Many African immigrants are engaging in illicit activities such as drug dealing," the story read.
    Warren St. John  --  Outcasts United
  • Two sets of books is a tried and true and very traditional method of hiding illicit income.
    J.D. Robb  --  Naked in Death
  • Over the years Puller had seen just about every type of illicit drug there was.
    David Baldacci  --  Zero Day
  • The Maryland countryside, with its smugglers and spies and illicit operatives, is the last place John Fletcher wants to spend the night.
    Bill O'Reilly and Martin Dugard  --  Killing Lincoln
  • It seemed an illicit way of arriving at information, and even had a vague analogy with listening at a key-hole.
    Henry James  --  The American
  • The waiter's comment has discomfited him, making his attraction to Moushumi feel mildly illicit.
    Jhumpa Lahiri  --  The Namesake
  • Besides that—way I figure it, this illicit love-making is the one game that you always lose at.
    Sinclair Lewis  --  Main Street

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